First quarter in calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes differential calculus. Emphasizes applications and problem solving using the tools of calculus. Prerequisite: 2.5 in TQS 120, score of 68% on MPT-A placement test, score of 75% on MATHEC placement test, or score of 2 on AP test. Cannot be taken for credit if credit earned in TQS 211.
Simply put, calculus is the study of change---change in populations, change in production, change in accumulation. If the question you are asking involves change over time, then it is a calculus question. To truly understand change, we need to witness it over smaller and smaller intervals. This is what sets calculus apart from previous mathematics courses---the introduction of infinity. It wasn't until mathematician understood how to manage the infinite that the study of calculus really can into its own. As we approach each new topic, ask yourself these two questions "What is changing?" and "Where is infinity coming into play?"
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